Kjerag mountains, Norway
Kjeragbolten is one of natures wonders and it is certainly one of the most amazing natural motifs. It lies at the end of a strenuous 3-5 hour hike on often muddy terrain. Kjeragbolten is a big rock that has fallen into a crack in the mountain and there it has been wedged into the crack. The rock is located about 1000 meter above the fjord.
Mon State, Myanmar
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, a Golden Rock, is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Myanmar.
It is about 15 feet high, and is situated on the hill of the same name on the ridge between Sittaung and Thanlwin. The pagoda is said to have been built during the life-time of the Buddha over 2400 years ago by two Burmese spirits. The pagoda is believed to contain a hair of the Buddha.
It has been reported that a thread can be passed under the base. Some believe that this is evidence that the boulder does not touch the base, but floats above it, in part due to its holy nature.
Women are not allowed to touch the boulder, and to be within proximity of the pagoda.
Split Apple Rock
Split Apple Rock in the Abel Tasman, the South Island of New Zealand, is a popular sightseeing destination. It is also a favoured sunning spot for seabirds.
Meoto Iwa, the “Wedded Rocks”, are two sacred rocks in the ocean near Futami. These rocks represent husband and wife and are joined by a heavy rope of rice straw, which weighs over a ton and is 35m long, and must be replaced several times a year in a special ceremony. The rope was attached to the rocks about 650 years ago. The rocks symbolize the union of creator gods Izanagi and Izanami. The rocks therefore celebrate the union in marriage of man and woman. The larger rock, said to be male, is 9m high and 39.6m around. The Wife Rock is 4m tall and 9m around. The distance between the rocks is 9m.
The best time to see the rocks is at dawn during the summer, when the sun appears to rise between them.
Rock City is a tiny park which contains about 200 huge Dakota sandstone concretions. The spheres are up to 27 feet in diameter. Rock City has been made a registered Natural Landmark.
Queen Charlotte Island
Balance Rock is a 2-metre widebolder left behind from the glacial retreat of the ice age.
Some people refer to Balance Rock as the centre of spirituality. It is one of the many natural spiritual forces at work on Haida Gwaii. The best time to view the rock is at low tide.
Balanced formations in Garden of the Gods. Arches National Park, USA
Mushroom Rock State Park
Mushroom Rock State Park contains mushroom rock formations in the Smoky Hills region of Kansas. They were formed by the erosion of a harder rock on top of a softer rock. The rock contains Dakota Sandstone. There are two mushrooms and a giant shoe rock, as well as numerous other rock formations.
Mushroom Rock in Egypt
Pedra da Galinha Choca
Pedra da Galinha Choca is the most famous monolith in Quixadá, around which a legend revolves, saying that this is the mother of all other rocks and that it was not always in today’s location. The rock may be seen from any part of the city.